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Sungsu’s five (free!) spots to visit along the Canada Line

We’re highlighting spots to visit along the Canada Line, if you needed some reasons to explore! Check out my first post in this series and if you have spots to share e-mail me along with a couple of photos and I’ll put them up. (Fewer spots are fine too, and they can all be at one station or spread out.)

The series continues: here’s Sungsu‘s five spots to visit along the Canada Line without spending any money!

1. Richmond Cultural Centre and Richmond Public Library (Richmond-Brighouse Station)

Main branch of the Richmond Library! Photo by <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/exphiles/126866362/>selihpxe8</a>.

Main branch of the Richmond Library! Photo by selihpxe8.

The Richmond Cultural Centre contains an art gallery, a museum, archives and an art centre. Many of the exhibits or events are free or by donation. Next door is the main branch of the Richmond Public Library.

2. Middle-Arm Dyke Trail (Aberdeen Station)

The Middle-Arm Dyke Trail is a short 5-minute walk west along Cambie Road.

Here’s a brief description from the City of Richmond’s website: “The Middle Arm Trail is a 5.5 km dyke path adjacent to the Middle Arm of the Fraser River with views across to Sea Island, the Vancouver International Airport and the North Shore Mountains. This trail is easily accessed from the City Centre and links to the popular West Dyke Trail and directly to Sea Island from the No. 2 Road Bridge.”

3. Disc golf at Queen Elizabeth Park (King Edward Station)

Disc golf in Queen E Park! Photo by <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpeacock/2410376781/>GPeacock</a>.

Disc golf in Queen E Park! Photo by GPeacock.

Disc golf at Queen Elizabeth Park, one of only eight courses in Metro Vancouver, is a 20-minute walk from King Edward Station, or a 15 minute walk from Oakridge-41st Ave Station.

A brief description from the Professional Disc Golf Association. The course was established in 1984, and it’s a considered a short accuracy course that’s well groomed and treed. One hole over water — dual tees make 18. No facilities, but community centre and shopping within 2 blocks.

4. Charleson Park (Olympic Village Station)

Charleson Park. Photo by <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/fujitariuji/3670377599/>fujitariuji</a>.

Charleson Park. Photo by fujitariuji.

Charleson Park is a 10 minute walk west. A new playground, ponds, a waterfall, an off-leash area and people-watching along the seawall will keep you busy. Walk another 10 minutes west along the seawall to get to Granville Island. The 5 rooftop tennis courts at 600 Moberly Road are actually even closer, only a stone’s throw from the station.

5. Self-guided public art walk (Waterfront Station)

A detail seen on the public art walk from Waterfront Station. Photo by <a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/quinet/64716148/>quinet</a>.

A detail seen on the public art walk from Waterfront Station. Photo by quinet.

From the City of Vancouver, a self-guided tour of various public art installations along the downtown shoreline begins at Canada Place and ends at Waterfront Station.

Thanks Sungsu! Again, if you have spots to share e-mail me along with a couple of photos and I’ll put them up. (Fewer spots are fine too, and they can all be at one station or spread out.)


2 Comments

  • By Donald, August 27, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    Free is good! Thanks Sungsu!

  • By Tsushima Masaki, August 28, 2009 @ 1:04 pm

    I’ve never even heard of Charleson Park before, I think I’ll have to check this out. Hopefully Queen Elizabeth Park-33 Avenue Station will be built for easier access to Queen Elizabeth Park.

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